Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Outlawz May Day CAS

Hello, Blogging Friends! I hope you are enjoying a great week, and that you are well.

Outlawz is sharing a fabulous New England tradition about May Day in their Sunday CAS Challenge. The result is to create CAS cards containing flowers in baskets.

These are my CAS cards - or at least I HOPE they are considered CAS.

The first is cut using Sue Wilson dies from her Ornate Pierced Rectangles set - I cannot say enough good things about this die cut set - definitely one of my favorites! I like this card best of the two.

The second is done with the Spellbinders Scallop Labels Two set:

After coloring with Copics, I smeared the middle section with VersaMark Ink and SNS Sparkle embossing powder which contains glitter. It does not look pink in real life, but I guess the camera sees the reflection of the glitter differently than our merely human eyes do!

Isn't it strange how the cameras capture colors, shine and glitz so differently from what our eyes see?

You can see a little better that the left matches the right, but it depends how the light is hitting it. The last picture in this post shows the glittered area best - but way too much pink showing in it!

The pretty sentiment is from Create With TLC. From the thousands of images in my stash, not a single one was a basket with flowers, so I found this freebie on line at Coloring and Coloring.

I cut the Spellbinders shape in a single pass through so that the dry embossing would not be compromised during a second pass through. (if reading from my blog, just click on the photos below to enlarge).

Not only does the glitter look unexpectedly pink, but the clear EP shows off my poor shading skills LOL

Thanks for stopping by!

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sallysbitz2 said...

Your cards are beautiful.
Great tutorial too x

hugs sally x

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous cards Donna!!!

Sue said...

Beautiful cards.

Hope you are having a nice week. Sue

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Donna these two cards are so beautiful I love the basket of flowers image also the embossed background and dies you have used, excellent creations, I love them both.
lorraine x

Chasing the Dream said...

Wow DE, loving the dies. Beautiful design and fab composition. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Donna, these are just gorgeous!! The flowers look amazing!! Your shading is perfect!! I love the dies you used to cut them out and the embossed backgrounds!! Beautiful cards my friend!! Have a great day :)

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Sue said...

These are gorgeous Donna, I love the image, your colouring is fabulous and your designs are so beautiful.
hugs Sue xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Donna I love how the glitter looks and Thank you for reminding about embossing die cuts...I always miss out on doing that step
Dr Sonia
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pam said...

Hi Donna, two fantastic CAS card design, love the basket of flower image beautiful colouring! on your cards and love the details.
Hugs Pam

Verna Angerhofer said...

Those are so gorgeous. Love the soft colors of the flowers and also like the dies with the piercing details. Might have to check into something on that order for myself soon.

jimlynn said...

CAS and beautiful! Love that first one too and the way you off set the die. Such lovely, lovely coloring.

Anne Temple said...

Wow, these look amazing! Fabulous coloring of the images and I love how you created the backgrounds with embossing powders.

Lori Kobular said...

Donna these are both gorgeous! I love the basket of flowers image! I love the dies that you used on both of them!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Donna! I think your CAS cards are beautiful! I like your colouring and your gorgeous die cuts! The sparkle looks amazing! Sending hugs, my friend!

NanaConnie said...

Saw this first when I was posting something over at Tuesday Throwdown and had to come over for a closer look, Donna. WOW, magnificent work with the glittery EP! I'm so glad to see you playing along at The Outlawz. too. Such a fun and friendly place. :-D I really love those dies and both cards are superb examples which would work for any occasion, for Mother's Day, for May Day, ... I think your coloring is exquisite!

brenda said...

Pretty cards in lovely colours Donna, always a pleasure to see flowers. Hope you have a good Thursday and are keeping on top of the health issues.

B x

Shirley Chillman said...

Beautiful colouring Donna and your imagination with the dies never ceases to amaze me. You really are queen of the die cuts.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Monica said...

This is stunning, Donna. Simple and YET so beautiful.

Thank you for the sweet comments you left me. I do so want to send you an email and hope I find the time soon. You make my heart sing with your words and cards and such,
Monica with love

KraftyKoolKat said...

These cards are such stunner's and you have really brought the digi image alive with your awesome colouring and die-cutting.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Donna!! I just love the way your cards are CAS and yet full of beauty and interest all at the same time!! Inspiring! hugs :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are very beautiful cards Donna what great dies and the glitter looks great.

Gr Karin

Donna said...

Great CAS cards, De! I have a tough time with them asi always want to add more! Great tutorial by the way. Hugs.

Becky said...

Beautiful cards. How does that freebie site work? I found an image I would like to use for my granddaughter's graduation card, but I don't know how to save it so I can use just the image and not all the other stuff that prints on the page. I'm computer illiterate, can't you tell?

Karen said...

Donna, your cards are stunning! The images are gorgeous and I am enamored with all of that sparkle... these are truly spectacular. I love the fancy Spellbinders die, which has long been on my wish list! You've used it so beautifully here. :o) Not only is it a joy to see your creations, but I always learn something while here... thank you for that! :o) Praying your day is as beautiful as your creations!

Hugs and blessings,

cotnob said...

Gorgeous cards Donna, such a pretty image, it's so nice to see the different colours and designs - they are both beautiful.

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, these are both just beautiful and I think the glitter looks fantastic! Yes, funny how the camera plays tricks. Your shading skills aren't poor at all. I see a beautiful sweep of color. Love the clean simplicity of the first card just as I love the design and glitz of the second.

Becca Cruger said...

OOooo! I bet these just shimmer and shine in real life! Gorgeous watercoloring on these flowers and I love the lacy accents.

maria's knutselplezier said...

I really love these beautiful flower cards!!!great images , great quote, great colours, very elegant creations!!


Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love your great basket full of such lovely flowers, Donna!!! Love the CAS look of these and I can imagine how beautiful it must be with the shimmer IRL!!! The sentiment is so lovely!!!!
Beautiful, Donna!!!!
Have a great weekend!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love these "CAS" cards Donna. How sweet - and the sentiment is cute with the image. Thanks for the tutorial too. You always explain things so well! Sometimes I take longer getting a "true" photo than making the card itself!! LOL!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

I can hardly believe you really made a CAS card....but they are really beautiful. Thank you for all the pictures and explanations of what you did with the dies. You are amazing!

Shirley said...

OMGosh, Donna, both cards are lovely and we both used the same swiss dot BG. I love your images. They are truly beautiful!!!

MaryH said...

Lovely! I see nothing wrong with your shading skills on either one of the 2 pretty floral baskets. Love the idea with the SnS sparkle stuff on the face of the card...really very eye catching. Also I'm liking the way you used both S/B brackets as you did...a beautiful finish to the image. And of course the S/W die & layout has me drooling. It's so pretty with the dots EF. Happy wkend, and TFS . Hugs

Cheri said...

Gorgeous cards, Donna. We are thrilled that you've joined the Sunday CAS challenge at Outlawz Challenges. Thanks for the visit to my blog and for leaving your sweet message. I'm now a happy follower of your blog too. :)

Cara Malmrose said...

Donna, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving some love. Much appreciated.
I came to return the favor and love looking through your creations.
Thank you for the inspiration!
(X) Cara

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS cards love the embossing,beautiful die-cut and I just love the thoughtful sentiment
carol x

Sarah said...

Donna these are beautiful! Thanks for joining us st Tuesday Throwdown!

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card
Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Very pretty cards, I love the dotty embossing and the dies you have used
Thanks for sharing it with us in our Anything Goes challenge over at Digi Choosday and good luck
Julie x
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Patricia St Martin said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea, I just love this. Your cards are fantastic, all that sparkle make them so gorgeous, the embossing folder is perfect. Love how you did the background and the sentiment is so pretty.
Hugs, Pat♥

Sue said...

Two beautiful cards. Love Sue Wilson dies, and the Spellbinders borders are wonderful. Since you colored the flowers and basket s up in different colors, it completely changes the look of the cards! Of course I love the sparkle, so very pretty (and so you). Nicely done, Donna, love them both.

Yep, another first under our belts. We did not go out to breakfast buffet this year as we always did, just to sad. Thanks for remembering.

Judith said...

These are so pretty - I just love the baskets of flowers - thank you so much for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow, those cards are stunning. I love the shimmer effect you achieved. Thanks so much for linking up with Fab 'n' Funky for our 'May Flowers' challenge. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Planetsusie said...

These are both gorgeous Donna - I do love the background of the one with the yellow flowers, it looks 'misty' and I really read and digested how you did it and used the dies. Brilliant little sentiment as well.

Big hugs to you and I hope you are well.

Love Sue Pxxx

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Wow Donna, the cards are stunning. Love the dies and elegant layouts of both!

Jean Bullock said...

I have been so busy getting things ready for my students' Mother's Day cards that I haven't had time to make my cyber visits. Your cards are so pretty! Thanks for the die cutting tutorial.

Karenladd said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial on cutting that exquisite shape! I have some Spellbinder border dies that I never use but after seeing this I'm going to pull them out and give it a try! Your basket of flower-cards are just gorgeous!

Stampsnob. said...

A basket of flowers no matter what color are always welcome Beautiful cards Donna........Lis

Desire Fourie said...

Donna both these designs are pure spring delight. I especially love the second with its ornate shape.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Monica said...

What intricate detailing at the bottom and thanks for the instructions too. Donna, I love the flowers and the sweet sentiment.
Love, M


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